I just recently started playing Half Life 2 and I think I might've stumbled upon a bug or something of the sort.

The game plays fine until I get the end of the chapter called "Route Kanal". I jumped into the rail cart with the ailen watching TV, and the guy telling me that the ailen is supposed to 'give me a jolt'.

This is what should happen when I fall into the rail cart.

but the ailen never stands up from his chair.

I've tried entering a few cheats to just let me walk through the rail cart walls, but it doesn't seem to be working. I've tried going up to the ailen and pressing E, and holding down E, and everything else you can think of. I've thrown his TV around the cart in anger a few times, too.

Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong? Or perhaps a cheat they could tell me about, just so I can get pass this part?

I've been stuck on it since yesterday, so I'm a little desperate!

Thanks for the help. x_x